[OS X TeX] Version controls for LaTeX book production

Josep M. Font jmfont at inicia.es
Mon Nov 12 20:38:55 CET 2007

El 12/11/2007, a las 16:41, Jon Reades escribió:

> I'd just like to add to this a bit since version control systems  
> are a little tricky to get your head around the first time you  
> encounter them...

Very good introductory talk! I *think* I begin to undertand what is  
this. I might have to consider using something like Subversion in the  
near future, and there is a point that has surprised and intrigued me:

All the several (good) recent explanations highlight that the change  
controls work by analyzing the files line by line. What if I just add  
or delete a few carriage returns, for instance to join two lines that  
look too short in the editor ? My (naïve) impression is that  
everything would be messed up, and that from that point on all the  
lines might appear as changed. Is this really so, or am I missing the  
point ? Is there a standard routine to handle this issue ? Or there  
is no issue at all ?

Best, and thanks,


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